blogging rules you should be breaking

Rules Were Made To Be Broken: Blogging For Renegades

My dear friend Corie is here today! I met Corie in one of Jon Acuff’s groups last year and we hit it off like old friends. What I love most about Corie is that she is genuine–no surprises, just kindness. She recently wrote a book called The Simplicity Project and blogs over at Corie–you’ll want to check both of those out :) Remember the day you got the idea of starting a blog? The day you felt a fire deep…

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Ten things to try in your first six months of blogging

Ten Things To Try In Your First Six Months Of Blogging

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. _______________ I am so excited to introduce you to Anna from Learn Like A Mom. Anna is a client and friend, and she even contributed a chapter in my book! When Anna started her blog, she had so many questions. She was always thinking ahead to the next step, and had…

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Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

Caramel Apple Martini

This Caramel Apple Martini is a taste of fall! Autumn is my favorite season for a variety of reasons, including the wonderful flavors. This caramel apple martini is like fall in a glass. The simple recipe is the perfect way to ward off the damp chill and earlier sunset of November or to end a day of tween/teen craziness on a high note. You’ll need: 2 parts caramel vodka 3 parts apple cider Mix them together and shake.   I…

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Duct Tape Costume Ideas

Duct Tape Costume Ideas

One of my favorite bloggers is guest posting today! Karen from Desert Chica Ramblings is another Tucson desert dweller. She’s my favorite person to bounce ideas off of, sit at the brag table with or even vent to if one of *those days* comes up (it happens every now and then!). Karen is 10 times more creative than I’ll ever be and I’ve been keeping my eye on her awesome Halloween costume posts that have been all over her blog…

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Four Reasons Why You NEED To Be On Social Media

Four Reasons Why You NEED To Be On Social Media

Today’s post is from Heather at Come what May And Love It. Heather and I met as part of Jon Acuff’s START Experiment and I swear that somewhere down the line, we are family. We have a lot in common, including our love for facebook and twitter. Today she’s telling you her four reasons why everyone should be on social media. I was super excited when Heather said yes to guest posting, and I’m so glad you get to meet…

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Ways Your Middle Schooler Is Similar To A Kindergartener

3 Ways Your Middle Schooler Is Similar To A Kindergartener

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about how middle schoolers are similar to kindergarteners… we all know that, right? Today my dear friend Shannan from Tween Us is guest posting and telling us how she thinks our 10, 11 and 12 year-olds are similar to the 5 and 6 year-olds heading to kindergarten this week. She has also written about how these tweens of ours are similar to two year-olds with regard to their growing bodies…

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Overcome the fear of failure

#IWill Overcome The Fear Of Failure In Fitness – Three Tips

Hi, I am Courtney from What’s Up With the Wilhelms! I am beyond excited to share some of my fitness passion with you. I consider myself to be a runner, who is constantly setting new fitness goals to accomplish. I am a believer in taking on challenges; setting goals and taking risks. Challenges are necessary in order to make things happen and see change in yourself. This philosophy is especially important when it comes to fitness and health. By setting…

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5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Groceries

One of my very favorite things about blogging is meeting amazing people. Karen is one of those people who I am lucky enough to know and as a bonus, she lives in Tucson as well!  Karen is your go-to gal for everything coupons. I asked her to teach you (and me!) a little more about it today! _____________________________________________________ Hi everyone! I am Karen from Desert Chica Ramblings and I am super excited to be guest posting at Our Crazy Boys today! I…

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Dads Who Blog: A Guest Post By DadBlunders

I’m so excited to introduce you to Aaron who blogs over at Dad Blunders. Aaron is one of my most supportive friends in the bloggy world, and I appreciate the honesty he shares on his blog. He talks about potty training, blogging, and funny topics like why men don’t give birth, for starters. Today, Aaron is telling you all about being a Daddy Blogger.     When Becca asked me to write a post for her blog she asked if…

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Melanoma Awareness Through Martha’s Story {A Guest Post}

This guest post is from The Amazing Martha. That’s not her blog name, or twitter handle, it’s just how I think of her. October marks the month of the Melanoma walk in Tucson. I’ll be walking with several blogger friends, including Martha, who is living with Stage 4 Melanoma right now. I’ll admit that I always thought Melanoma was the something a doctor could easily take that off, but that is far from the truth. Because it’s such an important…

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I’ve Stepped Out For A Bit! Guest Posting at @DadBlunders

I am super excited to be guest posting over at Dad Blunders today. Aaron asked me to write a letter to Michael, to be read after he had a child. Boy, talk about tough! I’d love for you to head on over to to check out Aaron’s blog!


Vacation Planning With The Walt Disney World Moms Panel

My dear friend Darcie from Such the Spot is kicking off my series on the Walt Disney World Social Media Moms Celebration with a post about using the Moms Panel to help plan your Disney World vacation. I received help from Darcie as well as others on the Moms Panel to help plan our post-celebration vacation (we stayed for 3 extra days), and their advice is beyond helpful. Read on to find out how the Moms Panel can help you plan…

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A Not-So Miscellaneous Day :)

If you’re here from The Miss Elaine-ous Life, welcome! Thank you for stopping by. I’d love to tell you more about myself and direct you to my favorite posts {over there on the right}. Please don’t forget to leave me a comment so I can come visit you!  _______   One of the very best thing about having a blog is all of the friends that come with the blogging community. My dear bloggy friend, Elaine, was kind enough to feature a…

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{Out Today, For Breast Cancer}

Today, I’m over at Laura’s blog – PinkCakePlate. Laura’s “thing” is breast cancer. She’s passionate about it and is raising awareness about it on her blog during 31 Days of Pink this month.  I think this is an amazing idea, and may have to borrow it next year for my soapbox, CPR certification. Want to see a very different side of this Mom of boys?  Go visit Laura to see my 31 Days of Pink post. (I accept comments there, too :)

Go Get Inspired!

Come visit me on Alysa’s blog, Inspired RD today. I’m over there inspiring people to craft with their little ones :) And if her blog is new to you, look around a bit. She’s got wonderful recipes and workouts to inspire you! I’m closing comments here, please leave me your thoughts there!


I’m over at Mom Active today… come visit!